Conditions of entry
Must live or be professionally based in the United Kingdom.
Must be 18 years or over on the day of registration.
Must register and pay the entry fee of £30 (inclusive of VAT) online, by post or in person no later than Friday 25 October 2013 or the entry will be invalid.
May enter one painting only.
Undertakes that the work submitted is of his or her own origination, and that he or she holds all moral and intellectual property rights in that work.
Accepts that the images and painting, if shortlisted, are entered at the artist’s own risk. The organisers are not liable for any loss or damage incurred to the image or painting, if shortlisted or selected for the exhibition itself.
Is responsible for the transportation of the painting to and from the designated depots if shortlisted. The organisers will not be liable for any loss or damage, however caused, either in transit to and from the exhibition, or during any period of storage, packing or unpacking or in any period in which the work may be on their premises or in their keeping.
If shortlisted, the artist is advised to take out their own commercial insurance to cover their work in transit (two-way), at the depots, throughout the judging period and if selected, the exhibition period.
Must collect works from their specified depot as instructed.
Paintings selected for the final exhibition will remain in storage until the start of the exhibition. This means that the work will need to be available from the time it is submitted to the close of the exhibition in November 2014.
Accepts that the painting submitted will be available for sale in the exhibition and that t he Walker Art Gallery, if requested, is given first option to purchase that work.
Accepts that, if a final exhibitor, all sales of exhibited work will be undertaken by NML Trading Ltd during the exhibition period.
If selected for the exhibition, agrees to the reproduction of their work or a detail of the work (at no fee) in association with the exhibition, including press, marketing, publicity, merchandise, catalogues and postcards and online, etc.
Is aware that National Museums Liverpool is registered under the Data Protection Act 1998. Personal details will remain confidential and not be disclosed to third parties.
By submitting an email address you are consenting to receive future emails from NML relating to our exhibitions. You can unsubscribe at address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Digital images of the submitted work must be JPEGS between 2MB - 5MB in size and minimum of 1000 x 1000 pixels.
One image showing the complete painting must be submitted. An optional second image, showing a detail of the work may be submitted.
The image(s) of the painting must not be manipulated in any way and must be of the painting entered. Substitutes cannot be accepted.
The image(s) and completed entry form can be submitted online.
If you are unable to enter or submit images online, you can post your image on a CD to the Project Manager with a completed entry form.
We are unable to return digital images.
Full details of digital image requirements will be given in your confirmation of registration form once you have registered.
Do not submit any images until you have received your confirmation of registration.
It is important that the quality of the digital image best reflects the submitted work.
The first stage of selection is entirely based on the image submitted.
Must be a new or recent work, preferably within the last 12 months.
Must be wholly or partly executed in any painted medium.
Must be designed to hang on a wall.
Must be the original work of the artist named on the registration form.
Must, if shortlisted for Stage 2, be the same work as that submitted as an image at Stage 1 and be available for Stage 2 of the competition and if selected, for the exhibition itself.
When packed for transport, should measure no more than 3m x 3.75m.
When unpacked, it must project no more than 0.5m from the wall.
Work made up of more than one piece, such as a diptych or triptych, must also be no larger overall than 3m x 3.75m when displayed on a wall.
If selected for the exhibition, the work must continue to be available from Stage 2 judging to the close of the exhibition.
It may not be removed before the exhibition closing date of Sunday 30 November 2014.
Work sold from the exhibition is subject to a commission charge. This charge will be made by NML Trading Ltd upon completion of the sale and will be invoiced to the artist.
The commission charge will attract VAT at the prevailing rate and this will be shown on the invoice to the artist.
Where the artist is registered for VAT, the sale price will for commission purposes, be the price exclusive of the VAT charge.